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The College Football Bowl Picture Starts To Clear!

Wed Dec 01, 2004 11:33 am

Ok...here we go with confirmed matchups and accepted invitations:

First, matchups:

New Orleans Bowl - North Texas vs. Southern Miss.
GMAC Bowl - Memphis vs. Bowling Green
Fort Worth Bowl - Marshall vs. Cincinnati
Emerald Bowl - Navy vs. New Mexico
Continental Tire Bowl - Boston College vs. North Carolina
Liberty Bowl - Louisville vs. Boise State
Outback Bowl - Wisconsin vs. Georgia (good matchup!)
Gator Bowl - Florida State vs. West Virginia
Capital One Bowl - Iowa vs. LSU

Accepted Invitations:

Georgia Tech to the Champs Sports Bowl (formerly known as the Tangerine Bowl)
Wyoming to the Las Vegas Bowl
UAB to the Hawaii Bowl
UConn to the Motor City Bowl
Virginia to the MPC Computers Bowl
Notre Dame to the Insight Bowl
Ohio State to the Alamo Bowl
UTEP to the Houston Bowl
Purdue to the Sun Bowl
Minnesota to the Music City Bowl

So...of 56 total bowl slots available, 28 teams have been confirmed in their bowl slot...leaving 28 more open slots...the final picture will become available after Saturday's action...

http://www.collegefootballnews.com/2004/Bowls/Bowl_Projections.htm

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RE: The College Football Bowl Picture Starts To Clear!

Wed Dec 01, 2004 11:44 am

Ah, the pitty bowls. Gotta love em.
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RE: The College Football Bowl Picture Starts To Cl

Wed Dec 01, 2004 11:49 am

I'd love to be at that Liberty Bowl, two of the best offenses in the country. Its a shame we can't see them against their BCS brethren. I think Iowa vs. LSU will be a pretty good game, depending on what teams show up. If the Iowa team that played ASU shows up, LSU will walk all over them. If LSU has its normal qb play the game will be close and Iowa might have an edge. But if Marcus Randall plays like he did against Arkansas, LSU will roll. I think LSU's defense will shut down Iowa, the matter is if the offense scores any points.
 
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RE: The College Football Bowl Picture Starts To Cl

Wed Dec 01, 2004 12:31 pm

Most of the other Bowl games will wait until next week to make announcement as they're tied into the BCS selections and who wins on Saturday. Any major upset; Oklahoma-Colorado, USC-UCLA, Auburn-Tenn., and California-Southern Mississippi (rescheduled because of one of the hurricanes) will change everything.

Right now assuming that the there are no upsets on Saturday, either California or the University of Texas are going to be left out of a BCS game. Most likely it will be Texas (again) and they'll go to the Cotton Bowl as the Rose Bowl will certainly take California. If California loses, then Texas would get a BCS spot and Texas A&M could get the Cotton Bowl. If not, A&M will probably end up in the Holiday Bowl.

Of course we all know that the Big 12 Championship has a way to totally screwing up the BCS almost every year so we'll have to wait and see if Oklahoma will pull it out or implode like they did last year.

However, the best Bowl game of all, the MPC Computers Bowl (formerly known as the Humanitarian Bowl) will be Virginia most likely facing Fresno State. Just have to love watching a game played on the Smurf Turf.
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RE: The College Football Bowl Picture Starts To Clear!

Wed Dec 01, 2004 12:39 pm

Hey USAFHummer, is that GMAC matchup confirmed-invitations extended?
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RE: The College Football Bowl Picture Starts To Clear!

Wed Dec 01, 2004 12:55 pm

According to collegefootballnews.com (see link in original post) iit is...as well as the BGSU athletic site:

http://bgsufalcons.collegesports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/113004aag.html

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RE: The College Football Bowl Picture Starts To Clear!

Wed Dec 01, 2004 1:02 pm

Thanks man. Too bad it's on a Wednesday, or I'd go down to MOB and watch my Alma Mater.  Big thumbs up
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